UFC 271 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay Revealed

Now that UFC 271 is over, the fighters will be relishing their victories or be dwelling on their defeats. Either way, the huge amounts of money that they’ve earned will surely give them good company. 

In one of the most memorable and entertaining UFC Events, we got to see some very good fights. Fans will be feeling very satisfied after witnessing the return of Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker in a middleweight title bout, and a 3 round war between Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa.  

As such, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did they earn? Well, let’s take a look at all the UFC 271 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay, and earnings from the event. Before we begin, there are some important things to keep in mind. 

UFC 271: Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 Results + Full Fight Video Highlights
Robert Whittaker of Australia punches Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their middleweight championship fight during UFC 271 at Toyota Center on February 12, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Credits: Getty Images)

Firstly, Texas State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, fight week incentives indicate payments for outfitting requirements, media obligations, and other items under the fighter code of conduct. As such, fighters from UFC 271 event took home a total of $274,500 under UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance.

Last but not least, the following payouts DO NOT include PPV revenue, as this will continue to accumulate for some time.

UFC 271 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Tai Tuivasa of Australia punches Derrick Lewis in their heavyweight fight during the UFC 271 event at Toyota Center on February 12, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter  Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue (est.) Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships Total
Israel Adesanya $1,000,000   $500,000 $42,000 $1.542,000
Robert Whittaker $600,000     $32,000 $632,000
Derrick Lewis $300,000     $21,000 $321,000
Tai Tuivasa $90,000 $90,000 $50,000 $11,000 $241,000
Jared Cannonier $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $11,000 $261,000
Derek Brunson $100,000     $16,000 $116,000
Alexander Hernandez $60,000     $6,000 $66,000
Renato Moicano $50,000 $50,000   $11,000 $111,000
Bobby Green $72,000 $72,000   $16,000 $160,000
Nasrat Haqparast $60,000     $6,000 $66,000
Andrei Arlovski $36,000 $36,000   $21,000 $93,000
Jared Vanderaa $36,000     $4,500 $40,500
Roxanne Modafferi $60,000     $11,000 $71,000
Casey O’Neill $26,000 $26,000   $4,500 $56,500
Kyler Phillips $30,000 $30,000   $4,500 $64,500
Marcelo Rojo $20,000     $4,000 $24,000
Carlos Ulberg $24,000 $24,000   $4,000 $52,000
Fabio Cherant $20,000     $4,500 $24,500
Leomana Martinez $18,000     $4,000 $22,000
Ronnie Lawrence $14,000 $14,000   $4,000 $32,000
A.J. Dobson $12,000     $4,000 $16,000
Jacob Malkoun $15,000 $15,000   $4,000 $34,000
Douglas Silva de Andrade $40,000   $50,000 $6,000 $96,000
Sergey Morozov $20,000   $50,000 $4,000 $74,000
Jeremiah Wells $16,000 $16,000   $4,000 $36,000
Mike Mathetha $14,000     $4,000 $18,000
William Knight $60,000     $6,000 $66,000
Maxim Grishin $20,000 $20,000   $4,500 $44,500

After the end of the event, UFC President Dana White announced all the bonus winners. As such, Tai Tuivasa and Jared Cannonier got the Performance of The Night bonuses. Moreover, Douglas Silva and Sergey Morozov also got $50,000 each for their intense Fight of The Night

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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